Please Help Save the Whales!
Tell President Obama to keep his promise to oppose commercial whaling
Obama during presidential campaign, June 2008
president I will insure that the US provides leadership. . .including
strengthening the international moratorium on whaling."
Now he is reneging on that promise and backing a plan that would sanction the slaughter of whales after 24 years of protection--protection that brought whales back from the brink of extinction. Please join me in telling President Obama to keep his promise to continue to protect the world's whales.
copyright Chris Bangs
SUMMARY OF THE ISSUE
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) will vote in June on a proposal to overturn the global ban on commercial whaling signed in 1986. In this proposal, strongly supported by Obama, countries like Japan, Norway and Iceland who ignore the moratorium and have continued to kill thousands of whales would receive a legitimate green light for commercial whale hunts.
For more details see articles from the Earth Island Institute and Huffington Post.
For a detailed review of each point of the proposal, read the Analysis of Chair's Report to the small Working Group on the Future of the IWC which is supported by over 38 environmental and conservation organizations worldwide: click here (http://www.earthisland.org/immp/SaveWhales/)